Archives for February 2012

On Set With... Hetti Bywater

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Katy R | 10:20 UK time, Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The gorgeous Hetti Bywater took time out from playing Lucy Beale this week to have a quick chat with us on set. We found out what it was like on her first day in Walford and who she hangs out with between scenes...

Have a watch of the vid to see why we discussed confectionary and the Queen Vic's bust!

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Photo spoilers: Heading for a fall?

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Katy R | 08:00 UK time, Tuesday, 28 February 2012

On shaky ground

It may look like Lauren's having a whale of a time, but her evening ends in a big Branning mess. She insults Fat Boy, annoys Lucy and ends up lying in the street. Oh dear Lauren...

Truth will out...

... it always does! Zainab can't keep her secret any longer and tells the family that she's the reason Yusef ran into the fire. How will the Masoods take the news?

Masood and Zainab

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Episode discussion for week starting 27 February 2012

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Nickie | 13:20 UK time, Monday, 27 February 2012

Scream! Michael goes down on one knee! But is it love? Or is it money? What do you think? These are just some of the highlights of this week. Let us know which storylines have tickled your fancy today by commenting below this post!

British Soap Awards 2012 - show your support

British Soap Awards 2012

Nickie | 10:30 UK time, Monday, 27 February 2012

The British Soap Awards longlist voting has now closed, and the shortlist will be announced later this week. The public decides who wins in the following categories...

Villain of the Year

Who's the baddest of them all? Yusef Khan, Ben Mitchell and Phil Mitchell

Sexiest Male

Choices, choices - who's for you? On the longlist are Marc Eliott (Syed Masood), Scott Maslen (Jack Branning) and John Partridge (Christian Clarke).

Sexiest Female

Soap Award, Soap Award on the wall who's the sexiest female of them all? Jacqueline Jossa (Lauren Branning), Meryl Fernandes (Afia Masood) and Preeya Kalidas (Amira Masood)

Best Actor

Who's delivered the best performances of the year? Steve McFadden (Phil Mitchell), Nitin Ganatra (Masood Ahmed) and Shane Richie (Alfie) are up for this award.

Best Actress

Which leading lady has delivered the most award-worthy performance of the year? Jo Joyner (Tanya Branning), Lindsey Coulson (Carol Jackson) and Nina Wadia (Zainab Masood) are all up for the award.

Best Soap

 Tanya's cancer struggle, Pat's death, Yusef's Boxing Day fire horror, Kimba, Phil's stalker, Fat Boy/Whitney and Tyler's love triangle... we could go on... EastEnders is up for Best Soap.

Photo spoilers: Mandy! Water you doing?

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 26 February 2012

Here's a quick look at what's to come in the week commencing 27th Feb.

Meals with the Beales used to be a bit calmer when Jane was around... Mandy's not well know for her calm nature, but her mum clearly brings out the worst in her! What made her snap and lash out at Lorraine?

Ian, Mandy, Lucy and Lorraine

We'll be making a splash with more spoiler pics on Tuesday 28th Feb, so don't forget to check back!

Photo spoilers: A helping hand (out)

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Show me the money

Ray offers Bianca an olive branch in the form of a wad of cash. Will she accept and let him have more access to Morgan?

Bianca and Ray

Loud Lucy

Lucy can't hold in her rage any longer. She tells her dad that Mandy's having an affair (I hope she didnt give herself jaw strain!). Let's just say Miss Beale shouldn't pursue a career as a detective...

 Mandy, Ian and Lucy

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Episode discussion for week starting 20 February

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Nickie | 14:59 UK time, Monday, 20 February 2012

Get ready to have your say about another week of drama in Albert Square!

Derek and Jack fight! Plus, is Amira falling for Anthony? Can Whitney repair some of the damage she's done to Fat Boy? And... watch carefully and see who can finish Jean Slater's advice on the delicate matter of the opposite sex - 'Men are like cardigans...'

Have your say about these topics and anything else that tickles your fancy relating to this week on EastEnders in the comments section below.

Tameka and Laurie are amazing on Let's Dance For Sport Relief

Nickie | 11:23 UK time, Monday, 20 February 2012

Sorry I cannot hear you I'm kinda busy... watching Tameka Empson (a.k.a. Kim Fox) and Laurie Brett (aka Jane Beale) morphing into Beyonce and Lady Gaga on Let's Dance For Sport Relief. How awesome are they? And all for a good cause too.


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Photo Spoilers: Mum's the word!

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 19 February 2012

Here's a quick peek at what's in store in the week commencing 27th Feb.

Little Miss Lucy reveals what she thinks is Mandy's big secret - a mystery man. Everyone's in for a shock when the person who marches into The Queen Vic is actually... Mandy's wayward mum! Oops. Will Lorraine be welcomed with open arms?

Lucy, Lorraine and Mandy

We'll be popping up some more photo spoilers on Tues 21st!

Nine 'Enders nominations for All About Soap Awards

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Katy R | 10:30 UK time, Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Voting for the 2012 All About Soap Awards has now closed!

EastEnders had a whopping nine nominations across the eight categories!

All About Soap Awards nominees

The categories and EastEnders nominees are:

Best Actress:

Jo Joyner

Best Actor:

Jake Wood

  • Best Episode:

Pat's funeral

Best Villain:

Derek Branning

Best Mystery:

Who's stalking Phil?

Best Dressed Soap Star:

Jacqueline Jossa

Best Comeback:

David Wicks

Best Couple:

Max and Tanya

Zainab and Masood

So you can now pick your top moments and favourite characters from the last 12 months... You have until the 27th February!

For more information please visit the All About Soap Awardsand click on the awards link. You can show your support either online or in the magazine.

Photo spoilers: Amira, Amira on the wall...

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 14 February 2012

... is Anthony the fairest bloke of them all? By the look on Walford's princess's face she's rather pleased with what's on offer, and I don't just mean the home cooked meal *wink wink nudge nudge*!

Amira and Anthony

Tyler's flippin' happy!

Tyler tries to win over the Butchers by feeding them pancakes. Well it makes a change from fish fingers! Looks like he's mastered the art of the pancake flip too - is there anything he can't do *swoon*?


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Episode discussion for week commencing 13 February

Rob Francis | 13:00 UK time, Monday, 13 February 2012

This week on EastEnders...

We're sure all you romantics out there don't need reminding, but Tuesday is Valentine's Day! But what's this we hear? Party pooper Janine apparently plans to scrap a smoochie shindig at  R&R due to a lack of DJ. Did someone say DJ? Surely Fat Boy should be in the mix when it comes to possible replacements? Looks like he's too busy spoiling his lady 'Fitney' with bundles of pressies and a foot massage though!

Whitney and Fat Boy

Meanwhile,  a scheming Lucy plays the anti-cupid when she convinces Tyler that Fats is going to propose to Whit. Will Tyler be able to persuade Whitney that he will always love her more? He'll need to sweep her off her feet - or at least up the ante and offer her a shoulder rub...

Whitney and Tyler

Of course, there's a whole lot more lovin' going on between Heather and Andrew, even if Shirley's in danger of accidentally messing up Andrew's plans. Things certainly look tense over dinner. Perhaps Andrew's seeming determination to build a pyramid out of lager cans between courses is the root of the problem?

Heather, Shirley and Andrew

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On Set With... Ricky Grover

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Rob Francis | 17:05 UK time, Friday, 10 February 2012

After a little Christmas break, we're back on set! Earlier this week we caught up with the wonderful Ricky Grover, better know as Heather's hubby-to-be Andrew.

All you ever wanted to know about low-flying aircraft, poisoned apples and Walford winter wear are revealed in this fun interview. Enjoy!

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Photo spoilers: Better the Derek you know...

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Katy R | 10:00 UK time, Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Confront you fears...

A nervous Alfie goes to speak to Derek about his finances (or should we say lack of finances). Will Derek offer a helping hand? Hmm...

Derek and Alfie

Spoilt rotten

Being the lovely chap that he is, Fat Boy spoils his lady 'Fitney' with bundles of pressies on Valentines day. But is that face mask hiding a smile or a grimace?!

Whitney and Fatboy

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Episode discussion for week commencing 6 February

Nickie | 17:30 UK time, Monday, 6 February 2012

This week on EastEnders...

Looks to us like Jack's brief has more on her mind than his custody dispute... well even Roxy would have to admit that he does scrub up well in a nice whistle...

Meanwhile, Roxy appears to be represented by Anton Du Beke. Must be doing a sideline in legal aid while he waits for the next series of Strictly... [this isn't really Anton Du Beke]

But seriously... what's going on here??

Because these look like two people who are locked in nothing but a battle against the irreconcilable forces of their own MUTUAL ATTRACTION. Is there still a spark here? And should Roxy be forgiven for behaving in a rather unsisterly fashion if she gives into it?

Now that's what we call a bridal shower

Somebody might want to brief Lucy on popular bridal traditions, because we're fairly sure that dousing a bride in hot coffee isn't one. Fortunately, Mandy is quick to adhere to a custom we're more familiar with - the Vic cat fight! Ding dong the bells are going to chime!

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Photo spoilers: Time to face the Fats?

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Sunday, 5 February 2012

Here's a sneak peak at the week commencing 13th Feb - Valentines week!

Mr Romantic, AKA Fat Boy, showers Whitney with gifts on the 14th *swoon*. But it looks like maybe she'd prefer a nice looking antique from the local emporium (if you see what I mean)?! Will she follow her head or her heart?

Whitney and Tyler

Check back on the 14th February for some more spoilers!

'Allo Princess'- Sharon's coming home!

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Katy R | 00:00 UK time, Thursday, 2 February 2012

Everyone's favourite East End princess is due to make a return to Albert Square later this year.

Sharon Watts, as played by actress Letitia Dean, was one of the show's original characters when EastEnders hit our screens in 1985.

Sharon Watts


The adopted daughter of Den and Angie Watts, Sharon grew up under the watchful eye of the Queen Vic's bust.

After marrying Grant and then having an affair with Phil (oops!) she fled Walford in one of EastEnders' highest rating episodes in 1994.


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